2017 Bulletins, Mass Sheets, Homily Recordings

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The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle
Extraordinary Form, Missa Cantata
January 25, 2017

Introit: 2 Tim 1: 2
Epistle - Acts 9: 1-22
Gradual - Gal. 2: 8-9
Gospel: Mt 19: 27-29


Third Sunday in Ordinary Time  (Year A)
January 22, 2017

First Reading - IS 8: 23--9:3
Responsorial Psalm - PS 27: 1, 4, 13-14
Second Reading - 1 COR 1: 10-13, 17
Gospel: MT 4: 12-23
Text of Bible Readings (USCCB Web Site)  
Homily Recording (mp3) - Rev. Brian Harrison, O.S. 
Gregorian Chant 
Mass Sheet for Latin Novus Ordo


Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  (Year A)
January 15, 2017

First Reading -  IS 49: 3, 5-6
Responsorial Psalm - PS 40: 2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10
Second Reading - 1 COR 1: 1-3
Gospel: JN 1: 29-34
Text of Bible Readings (USCCB Web Site)  
Homily Recording (mp3) - Rev. Brian Harrison, O.S. 
Gregorian Chant 
Mass Sheet for Latin Novus Ordo


The Epiphany of the Lord  (Year A)
January 8, 2017

First Reading  IS 60: 1-6
Responsorial Psalm - PS 72: 1-2,7-8,10-11, 12-13 
Second Reading - EPH 3: 2-3A, 5-6 
Gospel: MT 2: 1-12
Text of Bible Readings (USCCB Web Site)  
Homily Recording (mp3) - Rev. Brian Harrison, O.S. 
Gregorian Chant 
Mass Sheet for Latin Novus Ordo


The Octave of Christmas
The Solemnity of the Great Mother of God (Year A)
January 1, 2017

First Reading NM 6:22-27
Responsorial Psalm - GAL 4:4-7
Second Reading - EPH 3: 2-3A, 5-6
Gospel: LK 2:16-21
Text of Bible Readings (USCCB Web Site)  
Homily Recording (mp3) - Rev. Brian Harrison, O.S.  (no homiliy recorded)
Gregorian Chant 
Mass Sheet for Latin Novus Ordo


Cardinal Burke Visit - Saturday, January 14


Pontifical Mass with Cardinal Raymond Burke - Mass Has Not Been Canceled

Saturday morning, January 14, at 10 am, Cardinal Raymond Burke will be celebrating a pontifical low Mass at St. Mary of Victories.  The event is sponsored by Juventutem.  All are welcome.  Overflow parking will be provided in the lot at the southeast corner of 3rd and Gratiot.


NOTE:  We are still scheduled to have Mass.  The decision was made this morning at 6:30 am NOT to cancel the Mass.  We are proceding as planned.

Help Save Saint Mary of Victories Church



Help save Saint Mary of Victories Catholic Church! 

Saint Mary of Victories Catholic Church
, just south of the Gateway Arch, is a splendid and unique part of the heritage of old Saint Louis. Founded in 1843 for German immigrants, it is the second oldest church in the City of St. Louis.  It became the city's Hungarian Catholic Church and Cultural Center in 1957. Its acclaimed pre-Civil War architecture, beautiful old paintings, ornate statuary and noted historical personalities have earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the few consecrated churches in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and has a magnificent high altar and ornate side altars with hundreds of sacred relics.  We have a rich history that is inextricably linked with the early history of St. Louis, including being where the Sisters of St. Mary (SSM Health System) got their start and their name, and where Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R. preached a parish mission 151 years ago.  

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See our Church featured on KSDK, Channel 5.

Must Read: Learn about our art and architecture from St. Louis Magazine.

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Our liturgies are reverent, faithful and welcoming.  We accordingly feature many traditional options in our sacred liturgies, including a unique Latin Ordinary Form Mass offered Ad Orientem (facing the high altar), with Gregorian Chant.  We also continue to have an English Mass with many special Hungarian touches. We periodically have Missa Cantata Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin) Masses featuring our excellent Gregorian Chant Schola.

Read what one parishioner wrote about discovering St. Mary of Victories.

Must Read:  Learn about our recent success with Mass Mob VI on Palm Sunday in the St. Louis Review.  (Sadly weekly attendance has not improved.)

We need your help!

Over the years, as the neighborhood has changed, fewer and fewer of our original German and Hungarian parishioners regularly attend Mass.  Only 60 people regularly attend our church now.  This is partly because we are nearly completely hidden in our location south of the Poplar Street Bridge.  In any case, our finances each month continue to fall short, sometimes by as much as $3,000.  Our savings are limited and will not last forever, should the situation remain unchanged! 

So please we ask you to be generous with your treasure, your time and your talent to keep old St. Mary of Victories around for another generation of Catholics in St. Louis.  Be a part of saving this historic and religious treasure.  The donate button below gives several options for helping us.  All donations are 501 c(3) tax deductable.

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 We have included some links below, so you can learn more about this wonderful church.  

Our Home Page
Stories and Videos About Us
Hungarian Parish

Early History
Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos
Sisters of St. Mary


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Safe Environment Program

Safe Environment Program (Protecting God's Children)

"Certainly children are a gift from the LORD..."
--Psalm 127:3

St. Mary of Victories Catholic Church follows the requirements of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God's Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. All volunteers and employees who work with children at St. Mary of Victories Chapel must be in full compliance with the program.  This includes:

  • Attending a Protecting God’s Children workshop - click for the Program Schedule,
  • Register for a background check at the State of Missouri Web Site or fill out the form (click here) and return to Mary in the Parish Office.  Those self-registering, go to the Registration tab and click on the subheading "Register."  The site will require you to pay $13.25 for the registration.  Submit your receipt of payment to Mary and the parish will reimburse you.
  • Undergoing a background check updated in even-numbered years,
  • Having an FBI fingerprint check if you have lived outside of Missouri within the past five years, and
  • Signing the Code of Ethical Conduct.

These requirements are mandated by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops and are followed by every diocese in the country.  The policies are the Church’s attempt to ensure the suitability of all adults who work or volunteer around your children.

If you have any questions, or have taken these steps at another Parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, please contact Mary Brende (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at the Parish Office.  Phone Number 314-231-8101.



Safe Environment Program Office (Archdiocese)

Protecting God's Children Program - Program Schedule and Registration (see link and passcode below).


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(We've added spaces to help keep site secure.  Please use passcode with no spaces.)

 Important Documents

Code of Ethics for Employees & Volunteers
Code of Ethics for Vendors
Code of Ethics for Youth
DHSS Worker Registration Form
Release Form for Background Check
Third-party Contractor Packet




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SMOV E-Mail Addresses

Mass Times

9:00 AM  -  Latin / English "Novus Ordo" Mass
   The Modern Roman Rite in Latin with Gregorian Chant

 11:00 AM - English / Hungarian Mass
   The Modern Rite in English with a "touch of Hungarian"

Hungarian Lunches on Third Sundays ater 11 am Mass

 Confession 30 Minutes Before Every Mass

Holy Hour / Benediction - Fridays at 9 am (after 8 am Extraordinary Form Mass)

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Address and Phone

744 South 3rd Street (at Gratiot)
Saint Louis, MO 63102-1645
(314) 231-8101

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Our Lady of Victories, Pray for Us!  St. Stephen of Hungary, Pray for Us!
Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos and Venerable Cardinal Mindszenty, Pray for Us!
 Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam